Author Archives: Gary Sprague

My story in an upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul book

By | September 11, 2017

I haven’t been able to post on here for several weeks. But now I’m back (crowd goes wild!), and I have some writing news. First, I’ve recently had a couple of short stories accepted for publication. Both will be published in October, I believe. And even better, one of my stories is going to appear… Read More »

I finally win a major award at the last Mainers game of the season

By | August 3, 2017

For the past three summers I’ve been attending Sanford Mainers baseball games with my wife and son. I usually buy a ticket or two for several different prizes that are given away at each game. The tickets are only a dollar apiece and the prizes are usually gift certificates at local businesses. In three years,… Read More »

Lazing on a sunny afternoon

By | July 31, 2017

Yesterday was a beautiful Sunday here in Maine. According to my morning visit to Facebook, everyone was doing something exciting – going to the beach, or the lake, or for a motorcycle ride. My family did nothing. And honestly, sometimes I like just doing nothing. When I say nothing, I’m actually doing something – I… Read More »

I’d like to apologize to my vegetable garden

By | July 27, 2017

I’ve had a vegetable garden for the past nine years. I’m not the world’s best gardener and every year is an experiment, but the garden seems to grow larger every year, with more and more vegetables all the time. That changed this year. Last year I had trouble taking care of my garden because of… Read More »

What’s happened to country music?

By | July 26, 2017

I’ve always enjoyed country music, but I haven’t listened to a country radio station in a long time. I didn’t realize how long until I was talking to someone about a concert they’d bought tickets to, and I’d never heard the artist’s name. After then hearing the names of several big country stars and not… Read More »

Our very hot 10-year wedding anniversary

By | July 24, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary on Friday. It’s really difficult to believe that it’s been 10 years since we got married, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Our wedding was pretty low key – a short ceremony on the beach with only a few other people present, then a reception at our… Read More »

O.J. is proof that we never really know our heroes

By | July 21, 2017

Growing up in the 1970’s, I loved to play and watch sports. Football was my favorite sport, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were my favorite team. I live in Maine and we were supposed to like the Patriots, but the Patriots stunk and the Steelers were the greatest dynasty of the Super Bowl era. If you… Read More »